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Understanding Iraq's Disappearing Security Forces

The Iraqi security forces were always America's ticket out of Iraq, so after many early disappointments, U.S. military leaders built the forces in their own image. The ISF that the U.S. left behind in 2011 numbered nearly 350,000 soldiers and...

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Creative Disruption: Technology, Strategy, and the Future of the Global Defense Industry

“Creative Disruption: Technology, Strategy, and the Future of the Global Defense Industry” identifies trends in the technology, security and business environments; highlights the disruptive effects of these trends; and offers recommendations for...

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July 25, 2014

CNAS Kicks Off Maritime Strategy Project: Imposing Costs on Bad Behavior in Maritime Asia

Asia’s relative peace and prosperity is increasingly marked by maritime tensions, especially in the East and South China Seas.  Despite the obvious incentives for cooperation, there is a growing concern that few costs appear to be imposed on those whose actions disrupt order.  Bearing this in mind, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Asia team...

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20YY Warfare Initiative Project Director Paul Scharre delivers a presentation on autonomous technologies and unmanned systems at CNAS' Eighth Annual National Security Conference.